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Kenneth M. Langa

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Department of Internal Medicine
Division of General Medicine
300 North Ingalls, Room 7E01
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0429
Phone: 734.615.8341
Fax: 734.936.8944


Ph.D., Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago
M.D., Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago

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Research and Projects

Dr. Langa is a general internist and health services researcher. His current research focuses on identifying the risk factors and outcomes for chronic disease among older adults, with an emphasis on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. He is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Medicine and an Associate Director of the Institute of Gerontology at the University of Michigan Medical School and the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System.

Selected Recent Publications

Silveira M, Kim S, Langa KM. Advance directives and outcomes of surrogate decision-making before death. New England Journal of Medicine. 362(13): 1211-1218 [2010]

Rogers M and Langa KM. Untreated poor vision: a contributing factor to late-life dementia. American Journal of Epidemiology. 171(6): 728-735 [2010]

Langa KM, Llewellyn D, Lang I, Weir D, Wallace R, et al. Cognitive health among older adults in the United States and in England. BMC Geriatrics. 9: 23 [2009]

Llewellyn D, Lang I, Langa KM, Matthews F. Exposure to second-hand smoke and cognitive impairment in non-smokers. BMJ. 338(122): b462 [2009]

Langa KM, Plassman B, Wallace R, Herzog AR, Heeringa S, et al.. The Aging, Demographics and Memory Study: study design and method. Neuroepidemiology. 25(4): 181-191 [2005]

Langa KM, Foster N, Larson EB. Mixed dementia: emerging concepts and therapeutic implications. JAMA. 292(23): 2901-2908 [2004]

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